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A few new items for Christmas

I'm sure I can speak for most of the country when I say, I LOVE CHRISTMAS. In fact I love it so much that I have been watching Christmas movies since about October. I blame my bestie for that though. I just love the season, the feeling, the decorating, and most of all the reason for the celebration!

Every year I usually pick up a few new items to decorate with, the funny thing is that I usually forget what I have purchased and am surprised every time I open my Christmas boxes. This year I have purchased only 3 things so far. 

Purchases 1 and 2:

These two very cute galvanized buckets from TJ Maxx
I plan on putting small fake Christmas trees in these

Purchase #3: 
This red burlap tree skirt from World Market

They also sell it in natural burlap

I had been looking for a new tree skirt and came across this one for $29.99. I had a coupon for $10 off $30 or more so it ended up totaling $22 with tax.

I am usually against decorating early because I don't want to skip Thanksgiving. But, we are not hosting Thanksgiving and I am going to start next week since I have the entire week off!!


Breakfast Table Revamp

My Mom had this table for a long time, in fact it was the first piece of furniture that she and my Dad bought when they got married. She has always been reluctant to painting it, she just wanted to hold onto its "original" old look. Since they moved to Denton, they have been slowly replacing their old furniture and redecorating so I snatched up the table to put in our breakfast room.

I unfortunately didn't take a picture of the entire table before I sanded the top. I needed to completely sand the top so I could stain it a darker color. Here is a "before" picture. 

 I painted the bottom with Valspar premixed black